Congratulations to Zach Nunn who won the Polk County House District 30 race. Zach has served a career defending our nation’s freedom with the US military.Â A sixth-generation Iowan and Altoona native, Zach grew up the son of a public school teacher.Â Zach and his wife Kelly own and operate a small business and have two kids, Addi and Canon
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Republican David Young, a disciple of U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley who returned to Iowa last year after two decades in Washington, defeated Democrat Staci Appel on Tuesday in the state’s 3rd District race for Congress. Young, 46, a Van Meter native, captured 52.8 percent of the vote in unofficial results, besting Appel by more than 10 percentage points. He will succeed U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Clive, who didn’t seek re-election after 10 terms in the House of Representatives. The 3rd District covers 16 counties in southwest Iowa, extending from the Des Moines area to Council Bluffs. An elated Young, speaking to about 150 people at an American Legion post in his hometown, said Tuesday night he was humbled and he takes the responsibility of the office seriously. “This day’s not really about the election being over,” Young said. “It’s about the hard work we need to start tomorrow and I’m armed and ready to do that. This is a great district: very rural in some areas, very urban in others, as you know. I will leave no community untouched. I will listen to you and I will work hard in the halls of Congress for you.” Appel, in conceding the race, congratulated her supporters on running a great, tough campaign and thanked all of them. “While we were not successful today, we must continue to work toward a better, stronger future,” she said. See full story and photo from:Â http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/2014/11/05/iowa-third-congressional-district-david-young-staci-appel-results/18489737/
Republican Joni Ernst will become Iowa’s first female U.S. senator â€” and the first female veteran in the history of the U.S. Senate â€” after claiming victory Tuesday night in a bruising, big-money race that remained stubbornly close for months. It wasn’t close on Election Day, though: Ernst seized 52.2 percent of the vote and defeated Democratic rival Bruce Braley by 8.5 percentage points — a margin outside even the strongest polling in her favor. Her 152-day battle with Braley also made history as Iowa’s most expensive race ever. More than $79 million was spent trying to influence votes on just these two candidates, OpenSecrets.org records show. “Thanks to you we are headed to Washington, and we are going to make them squeal!” Ernst told an elated crowd at the GOP election night party at the Marriott hotel in West Des Moines. “Tonight we’re going to take the Iowa way all the way to Washington!” http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/2014/11/04/joni-ernst-wins-iowa-us-senate-seat/18490851/
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will headline the Republican Party of Polk Countyâ€™s Winter Victory Dinner on Tuesday, December 16 at 6 p.m. at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Jordan Creek Parkway, it was announced by GOP Chairman Will Rogers.
I’m Rick Halvorsen, Chairman of the Warren County Republican Central Committee. I
hope you are looking at our web page to maybe get a reason or two as to why you should vote
Republican this election cycle. The list of reasons is very long and I am going to use the State of
Iowa Democrat Party Platform to illustrate one of the many reasons here today. I will try and
refresh this page with new information as often as I can between now and the election on the
of November. Remember that date and please don’t forget to vote by the end of that day
and please consider the direction this county is headed in before you cast that vote.
My topic today is the Unions, a once necessary organization that stopped the abuses that
ran rampant in the manufacturing hay day of our country. Well the manufacturing hay day of
our country is gone and so are child labor atrocities as well as inhumane working conditions.
That is literally the good and bad of Unions, the terrible labor practices are gone, but so are
many of the good paying manufacturing jobs. At this time the usefulness of the Unions has
come and gone, in my opinion the Unions are huge weights around the necks of our economy.
What jobs they have not driven out of our country they have broken such as General Motors.
With the five items I have pulled here from the Democrat Platform, it does not appear
that they are planning any changes to their support of Unions and their ability to suck the
life blood out of a company. Under Economy, Commerce & Labor item #64 says they support
“Unionization, collective bargaining striking rights”. #79 says we oppose “Right to Work”, and
#80 says we oppose “Lockouts and Hiring replacement Workers during Labor Disputes” and
finally #82 says they oppose “Mandating overtime/limiting overtime pay”. Okay, this is where
it really gets good folks, and you can’t make this stuff up either. After the Unions have all the
striking and bargaining rights and no one can come in and work their job when they strike,
and no one can tell them yes or no on overtime because the unions know more about running
the company then the owners do. Then when the whole thing blows up in their face, kind of
just like the General Motors debacle that has already happened then guess what they want
then. You guessed it, just like Obama did for the Unions in the GM mess they want you and
me tax payer to come and bail them out. That’s right and I guess now they have a precedent
with what Obama did with GM. That right, in the Democrat Party Platform under the heading
of “Job Security, Workers Rights, Safety”, #87 says “Employee protection after plant closure/
bankruptcy”. There you have it folks, in a nut shell, after the Democrats and their Union accomplices
suck all the life blood from the host company and it dies they expect and demand that we the
tax payers bail them out so they can move on and destroy the next host. I don’t know about
you, but I think this is a very good reason to never vote for a Democrat again and it’s kind of
funny that I just used their own words from their own Platform to show how outrageous and
damaging the Democrats and the Unions can be. Until later may your day be filled with joy.
Warren Co Republican Central Committee Chairperson